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Re: [xml-dev] Why are erroneous ENTITY declarations not caught inXML validation?

On 23/10/2012 16:57, Michael Kay wrote:
> Does the grammar rule saying the name must be valid have a different
>  status from the extra-grammatical rule saying it must resolve?

well arguably it does as EntityRef is defined by the grammar so if you
have a bad name such as

<!ENTITY foo " &0000; " >

then the "bypassed" clause doesn't apply because it says
"When a general entity reference appears"
and &0000; isn't a general entity reference.

But making the spec say what it means here whenever there is a 6th
edition wouldn't hurt....


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